Create a Web form

  1. On the File menu, click New.
  2. Under New in the New Document task pane (task pane: A window within an Office program that provides commonly used commands. Its location and small size allow you to use these commands while still working on your files.), click Web Page.
  3. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, and then click Web Tools.
  4. Click where you want to insert the form controls (control: A graphical user interface object, such as a text box, check box, scroll bar, or command button, that lets users control the program. You use controls to display data or choices, perform an action, or make the user interface easier to read.).
  5. On the Web Tools toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.), click the control you want to use.

The form (form: A document that contains fill-in blanks, or form fields, in which you enter information. For example, you can create an online registration form in Microsoft Word that uses drop-down lists from which users can select entries.) control appears on your Web page.

  1. Click the form control, and on the Web Tools toolbar, click Properties Button image.
  2. Set the properties for the control by using either the Alphabetic tab or the Categorized tab.

To set a property, click the cell to the right of the property, and then type or select an option, such as True or False.

  1. Repeat steps 4 through 7 until you've added all the form controls you want.

 Note   To enable users to submit the form after filling it in, you need to include a Submit Button image control or a Submit with Image Button image control.

  1. Add or modify any content.
  2. When you are finished inserting form controls, click Exit Design Mode Button image on the Web Tools toolbar.
  3. Publish the form to your Web server.

Because Web forms require additional support files and server support, it is recommended that you work with your network or Web administrator.

 Note   When you insert a form control, Word inserts a Top of Form boundary above the control and a Bottom of Form boundary below the control. The boundaries appear only when you design the form. They do not appear when you view the page in a Web browser (Web browser: Software that interprets HTML files, formats them into Web pages, and displays them. A Web browser, such as Windows Internet Explorer, can follow hyperlinks, transfer files, and play sound or video files that are embedded in Web pages.). To complete the form, you insert other controls within those boundaries. You can place more than one form on the same Web page.

Applies to:
Word 2003